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"I've tasted blood and it is sweet
I've had the rug pulled beneath my feet
I've trusted lies and trusted men
Broke down and put myself back together again
Stared in the mirror and punched it to shatters
Collected the pieces and picked out a dagger"

Nightmare By Scarlet City

Description

Physical

Keres is beautiful, almost unnaturally so, with onyx hair that falls to her mid back. She appears to be human, the only thing that tells you she's not is her pupil less bright emerald green eyes and her teeth that while she smiles and speaks you can see that her teeth grow in to a sharp set of fangs and her tongue is forked. Keres dresses in simple traveling clothes that while still simple show a level of elegance, the collor pallet of any clothing she wears follow a color pallet of deep black and crimson red with gold accents . A dark black robe lined with a deep blood red fabric covers most of her form and falls to her heels. A cloak that by its self displays another layer of elegance. A red and black tattoo of sharp lines mark her right hand and forearm, a tattoo that was later revealed to the party as a tattoo of Ghost Step. Attached to her waist on her array of belts marked with words in celestial and infernal, is a purple tome and two daggers. Hanging from the belts by chains and leather cording is an array of trinkets, mostly crystals of varying colors and sizes, some keys, and other little baubles that appear to be nothing but useless trinkets. Keres stands at about five foot six in her traveling boots and she holds her self with an air of importance, self importance or other actual importance you cant really tell.

Keres usually hides her wings under her cloak, tucked close to her body. She keeps her wings a secret in most situations and around most people. she had been traveling with the party for a while before she revealed them. Keres has a fourteen almost fifteen foot wingspan. The dark black membrane of the bat like wings are marked with scars in various degrees of severity and age. The worse of the scars are the ten four inch circular scars that mark her wings in random locations, scars that look like cuts or lashes also mark her dark wings.

Personality

At her core Keres fears being powerless and controlled. Keres went through trauma that in more ways than one, broke her. She put herself back together in ways that made sure she would never be hurt again. She will do whatever it takes to keep what she has and take what she needs to fulfil her goals. This fear fuels most, if not all, of her actions. Actions more often than not can be described as cruel or heartless. Keres can be described as vengeful as her current known goals are that of hunting down those who hurt and betrayed her and has no qualms of adding more names to her list of people who have wronged her or her loved ones.

Keres is fiery and passionate and won't hesitate to stand up for herself or what she believes in and those she cares for. She has no problem lying, stealing, killing, and other unspeakable horrors to meet her goals or protect the very few she allows into her inner circle of genuine trust.  Keres knows she is not a good person by any means and feels no shame for the things she has done to get where she is. Keres has no problems with being considered a monster or committing unspeakable acts to ensure the safety of her loved one and the success of her goals. There are very few people Keres actually genuinely cares for, a list she can count on one hand, those few are the people she would burn the world to ash if they were harmed.

Keres will willingly cooperate with anyone who will further her own needs and goals. She values strength and ability alone, pretty words and promises mean nothing if you cannot back them with actions. If she can use laws to weaken those who stand in the way of her success, she will use them. If she must resort to breaking the law, she will. She has no preference for either method. The only important thing is that she gets what she wants. Laws are tools to use against people, as well as their own sense of honor.

More often then not people forget she is a creature of evil and has what could in the grand scheme of things be considered evil intentions. Keres is immoral not amoral she had a set of morals but thy do not conform to the standards of morality. Keres can and will use others alter views of her to get what she wants. She not fighting for the greater good and distinctly holds a disgust for the concept of the greater good. Keres is only ever fighting for her own well being and the well being of those she loves. Keres would let the world burn to ash if it meant the people she loved and cared for were safe and she would happily be the one holding the match should those few people ever come to harm.

Keres is a powerful, intelligent, and ferociously determined individual that  holds herself with a regal dignity that if one didn't know the secret of her lineage it could easily be mistaken for overconfidence and arrogance. Keres is fully aware that her parents are incredibly powerful individuals and fully intends to one day stand on the same level as them and to achieve what they achieved, to be known as a powerful being by herself and her own work and not just as the daughter of two powerful individuals.


History

Before the Story

Keres has revealed to the party that she was born in the Grey wastes of hades and due to circumstances she was left in the care of a coven of hags under the wishes of her mother. Keres revealed to the party that while the hags were not unkind they weren't particularly nurturing and the humans in the nearby village were far less kind and her physical appearance caused the other children and adults to torment her.

Keres did not disclose what happened to the village or what caused her to run and never stop and has only disclosed this information to her brother and her mother.

Keres revealed that she spent many years as a thief and assassin with a group of rogues she now hunts for betraying her.

Keres has revealed to the party that the majority of the scars that mark her wings and her mind and soul were caused by her time in captivity under Waukeen and the mercenaries that Waukeen gave her to. Keres revealed that the rogues she befriended knew who her parents were before she did and sold her to her parents' enemy for reasons keres herself is still trying to uncover.

With the Third Family

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Relationships

The Third Family

Brynwick Nibnibbler: Keres did not spent much time with Bryn before her death, she was aware things Bryn said to her brother and was less then interested in being friends with the cleric.

Fuego Nevermere: Keres regards Feugo as an ally in the ways that he is useful, a proven powerful warrior when it comes to a fight.The two shared tea and a conversation that had had him asking of her intentions in a way that spoke of how much he cared for his party, Keres gave him and answer and told him that believing her was up to him. He's kind and cares very much for the people he considers his friends and family.

While Feugo has proven himself a strong fighter and an ally, he has a bad habit of setting his traveling companions on fire, a set of actions that may eventually cause allies to to turn enemies if the dragonborn isn't more cautious with his spells in a fight.

Kam: While Keres has not known her brother for very long, Keres has grown to care deeply for him. He has become a part of her life that she prays she is never without.

At the first meeting she was intimidated by his presence and by him in general. It wasn't until after the two of them realized their shared heritage and aligned goals she allowed herself to start to trust him. After some time Keres grew to trust him completely, and trusts him with all she is and all she has. Keres regards her brother with unwavering respect and admiration. She trusts his judgment when it comes to a fight and a strategy. When in battle she will always have his back without question. Much like with Rylan, Keres can usually be found within arm reach of her brother. In a fight she's there watching his back, ready to defend should he need it but knowing when it some to a fight he's proven himself more then capable.

When they aren't in situations that require the level of seriousness they more often than not display, the two siblings share a playful and teasing relationship, a relation ship that was displayed while picking on her for the choice of ship to take to Alaron. Kam is one of the few Keres would burn the world to ashes for, His life, keres regards on the same level of her own. Kam is one of the very few people Keres trusts to be vulnerable around. One of the first she connected with and grew to genuinely trust after leaving her mothers side.

To Keres, Kam is her equal, he's a true ally and not an ally of convenience to meet her end goals. Keres has threatened the party when it comes to her brothers life with the intent of following threw should anything happen to him.

Ruinfea: Keres has not had any proper one on one interactions with Ruinfea but she can see that Ruinfea is pure of heart in its truest form and will always do what she thinks is right along her own path and do what she thinks is right for her fiends and her family.

Ruinfea seems almost timid around others save for Loray and would more often then not prefer to be in the form of an animal. A display that speak of what Keres can only assume to be a comfort in a skin that is not her own. Ruinfea has proven herself a powerful fighter, with powerful magic that she can wield rather masterfully in most encounters but seems to struggle with a self doubt that she truly needn't have.

Rylan Baenre: At first meeting Keres was hesitant of him, warry even. He was hurt and she offered help. The two shared a moment and Keres let her walls down. Allowing Rylan to touch her wings, the first man to lay hands on her wings in many years, a show of respect as the two cared for each others scars and wounds.

Rylan is one of the few men who looks at her like she worth all that she's endured and earned. He doesn’t look at her like she's undeserving of her standing. For that respect and more she trust him with her life, a trust she knows to her core will never falter. To say that Keres loves Rylan would be an understatement. She cares for him as mush as she cares for Kam. The two share a playful, unshakable, familial bond. A bond she never expected to have formed in the short time she has known him but Rylan means a lot to her, his safety is on the same level of care as her own. She will stand at his side where ever the world would take them.

Much like with Kam, Keres is never more then an arms reach away from Rylan, the two almost seam to dance around each other, never a blind spot, never an opening the other would not notice, when one is a focal of the moment the other ready, watching listing, learning. The two are almost always arm in arm, or perched beside the other. A closeness Keres shares with so few. While the two share no blood ties Rylan is her brother.

Theodosia Chandler: With in moments of meeting Thea Keres was offered coffee or tea and an genuine welcome that had her surprised, it had been along time since she had been welcomed at a meal with out fear and that welcoming was not unnoticed. Keres found her self almost in awe of the woman as the day came to pass. Thea was exactly like Rylan had told her, and more.

Thea didn't question her when she slipped of to deal the eyes of a leering man and in fact came along with her. Not questioning her or trying to alter her moves in any way as they were made, but helping her, an action that surprised Keres more then the warmth that fluttered in her chest when the woman smiled at her. The two shared what could only be described as flirting at the tavern during celebration after Kam's pit fight. Keres making no attempt to hide the fact that she was flirting with the half-elf.

Keres found herself protective of Thea when whey were approached on watch by the other group of adventures ready to take the woman away from the danger that had approached them. Keres willingly putting herself between Thea and the party that approached them a action that surprised the usually selfish Tanar'ri.

Keres feels fondly for the woman. She is a warmth and a brightness she forgot existed in the world of terror she has survived. The kindness Thea has shown her from offering her tea or coffee at the first meeting to healing her when she was severely injured from a fight, has Thea knowingly or unknowing has secured a meaningful spot in Keres life. Her kindness a comfort Keres relishes despite her fears to trust or allow anyone close to her.

Other Characters

Iggwilv: The Witch Queen also known as Iggwilv is Keres's Mother and her Warlock Patron. Keres shares a very loving and respectful relationship with her mother. She loves her mother and both resects and fears what her mother is capable of having heard the stories of her mother’s life from the woman herself and read from her personal journals. For the last five years before joining the party Keres spent with her mothers palace in the Grey Wastes of Hades healing from a trauma that in many ways broke her. Her mother in many ways helped build her in to the powerful woman she is today. Keres admires her mothers power and her strength not only as a caster but as a woman in a seat of power. Keres was gifted the Cloak of the Witch Queen by her mother before being sent to start her adventure and to start on the road to start her mission for her future, and in turn meet her brother for the very first time.

Graz'zt: The Demon Lord is Keres father. She knew about him long before he ever knew of her. While Keres and Graz'zt have only even been face to face a number of times that can be counted on one hand she respects him. Much like with her mother Keres both respects and fears what she knows Graz'zt is capable off. At their first meeting Keres expressed her wishes to kill an enemy they shared, he for all intents and purposes gave her his blessing. Keres is not as close to her father as her brother is but when the two are side by side its very clear to see whos eyes and Tanar'ri features she inherited. Since their first meeting Graz'zt has been nothing but supportive of her plans being told to "Go forth and change the world"

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Gallery

Keres Wings

Keres with her wings hidden

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